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is this white house advising defense contractors to ignore a law requiring them to send layoff notices to their employees? chief congressional correspondent, mike emanuel live in washington with that. >> reporter: many involved in national security hope congress and the president will work out a deal after the election to avoid these cuts which defense secretary panetta said would be devastating but a law called the warren act, if you expect a mass layoff of employees you need to give them 60 days notice and one contractor co-says the uncertainty is rough. ? the frustration, we say what should we tell our people and it is akin to being in a car and, all of a sudden you find you are playing chicken and have your company in there and they are saying to you, if we go over the cliff we'll help you out, providing you don't tell the folks that they are in the car with us. >> reporter: the obama administration tells contractors they don't need to send out layoff notices days before the election, and if they get sued for ignoring the law the government will pay their expenses and lockheed mart
days ago the obama administration told companies with federal contracts to ignore the law, don't notify the workers of the coming layoffs as part of the fiscal sequestration and it would pick up the lawsuits resulting. what is wrong with that? >> another example of this administration ignoring or skirting the law to help the president's reelection chances. here is where we are. sequestration is going to be the law in january. we haven't seen the leadership from the president on this. he is worried because the companies know they have to lay people off and this they told congress this. omb says you don't have to comply with the law and the worst part is that taxpayers are on the hook for the litigation costs when the workers don't receive the warnings they are supposed to receive. >> chris: governor, why is that right? >> chris, i have a lot of moms and dads that work at places like northrup grumman and lockheed martin. i refuse to believe that members are congress will not come together to find a way to place a greater priority on our nation's defense than we do defending gobss of tax c
the republican hopes had been. this was the voter i.d. law and struck down by a judge, said there's no way to get voter i.d.s to so many people in time for election day. >> right. this was always i think because as you point out, a narrow timeline, five weeks to the day from the election, but what this does is it does not put that strict voter i.d. law in place for pennsylvania. and i think barring some change or data i've not seen, i'm not convinced pennsylvania was in play even if law had been upheld. i just don't think the votes add up for republicans in pennsylvania. i always say it's like charlie brown, lucy and the football. every time charlie brown tries to kick the football, lucy pulls it away. that's pennsylvania for republicans. look at the numbers and say theoretically we can get there but ultimately can never get there. s there this ruling is an icing or cherry on top. i don't think they would have won the state regardless, less likely today. >> and when you look at the fact that early voting is starting in ohio, iowa, all these states already voting, how does that affect the way the
they don't get together for thanksgiving. pressures mounting on eric holder to speak out on laws wanting to loosen marijuana laws. they are set to decide whether or not to decriminalize pot possess. holder criticized california's laws two years ago. dan springer is on this. how close are the two states to passing legalization, dan in. >> i tell you, bill, right now legalization is leading in the polls in two of those states, in washington in colorado, it's trailing in oregon. the folks who are trying to keep marijuana illegal are getting badly out spent especially here in washington state where it's $6,000 to $4 million. most of the politicians inee seattle are for it. even the childrens alliance endorsed legalization saying drug laws are enforced unevenly and are hurting the minorities and poor. >> if those kids parents are shutout of housing and employment and ed indication alopportunities for not helping those kids. >> critics say just the opposite, that if more kids are exposed to marijuana, usage among kids will go up, bill. bill: has the obama administration taken a position on thi
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